The Science of Violence® is a series of courses developed by renowned biomechanical engineer and kinesiologist Dr. Geoffrey Thor Desmoulin and the team at GTD Scientific. Using real-world case studies, it provides unique insight into how science can prove what really happened when the truth is hard to find.  

Sign up below and complete the courses at your convenience to gain a foundation that will help you to better manage crime scenes, investigations, injury analysis, and expert witnesses.   

One-Hour Course: Introduction to Biomechanics

Our one-hour Introduction to Biomechanics provides an informative overview, along with an in-depth case study that shows just how powerful the investigative tools can be.

Sign up and complete at your convenience.


Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Injury Causation

NOW AVAILABLE! Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Injury Causation includes a one-hour introduction, along with three additional hours of case studies and practical applications. 

Lessons are available upon sign-up and can be accessed at any time.


Additional Learning Options: Deep Dives

Looking to expand your knowledge of specific skills and techniques like photogrammetry, ballistics, free body diagrams, modeling, and testing? Look no further than our topic-specific Deep Dives. 

These pre-recorded webinars offer an in-depth exploration of each topic, allowing you to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.


Why should you take the Science of Violence®?

  1. Obtain a new skill set that you can use today to improve the scientific foundation of your investigations, litigation and work with expert witnesses.
  2. Real-world case studies demonstrate how you can apply your new understanding of biomechanics and injury causation.
  3. Mock investigations can help you practice your newly acquired knowledge.
  4. Receive professional credit and a certificate of training attendance. Professional credit is currently approved in British Columbia, Washington and California.
  5. Certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board Program AZPOST with 4 hours of continued education.
  6. Certified by IADLEST as part of the National Certification Program™.

This training will provide you with invaluable information to take your force investigation to the next level – it’s a must for investigators, prosecutors, and police defense attorneys, especially in today’s environment.

- Anthony Polse

Maricopa County Attorney

Still not convinced? Please watch the following short video for a preview of what we offer in the Science of Violence® and how our unique combination of information, case studies and skills can help YOU in your future endeavours.

Ready to leap?